MYSTERY surrounds why a £58 million lottery jackpot still has not been paid out – two months after it was claimed by a UK punter.

The huge prize was won in the March 17 EuroMillions draw where the winning ticket was bought in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

The player matched all five balls and two lucky stars to scoop an eye-watering £57,869,670.

It took the punter a month before claiming the jackpot.

But two months on and the prize has still not been paid out by lotto chiefs.

The life-changing prize remains on the “unclaimed list” published by Camelot.

A Camelot spokesman said: "The prizes listed have either not been claimed, or have not yet been validated and paid."

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The spokesman would not say if there was a problem with the claim but added: "We will let you know when there is an update."

In an exclusive story in May, a source told the Sun Online: “Paying out can be done in hours but we’re a month down the line and all that cash is still sitting with Camelot.

“There’s clearly been a hold-up. The process is tightly controlled to ensure the right person is paid — it’s forensic.

"Until they are 100 per cent sure, it remains officially unclaimed.

"This person could be richer than Harry Styles — but they can’t get their hands on their money. It’s bizarre."

This isn't the first time lotto chiefs delayed or refused to pay out a jackpot prize.

Last year the lotto operator refused to hand £4million to Mark Goodram, 37, and Jon-Ross Watson, 31, of Bolton, amid allegations another person’s bank card was used without permission to buy a winning scratchcard last April.

A grandmother tried to claim £33 million Lotto jackpot by alleging that she had put the ticket in the washing machine.

She alleged that she had won half of the £66 million jackpot in January 2016 after it was revealed that the winning ticket was bought in her hometown of Worcester.

But investigators from the security team determined the ticket was not correct.

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